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Forum: Aquascaping   08-18-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By VB SUP
With my Dry Start I have the top wrapped up tight...

With my Dry Start I have the top wrapped up tight and everything seems to be growing in nicely. This is my first tank so I don't have anything to compare it to to be honest. I can tell you that I...
Forum: Aquascaping   08-18-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,955
Posted By VB SUP
Sorry, I'm on travel and didn't take and can't...

Sorry, I'm on travel and didn't take and can't remember the brand of adhesive I bought. It was next to the Gorilla Glue at a local Home Depot. There are a lot of products with mold inhibitors so...
Forum: Aquascaping   08-09-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,955
Posted By VB SUP
I got the rock at a local landscaper store and...

I got the rock at a local landscaper store and picked threw his rubble. A 5 gallon bucket cost me $5.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-09-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By VB SUP
Help wanted on dry start design

I'm at the one month mark on my first real planted tank and it's a dry start too. Any ideas on other plants to add, I've maxed out my creativity. I'm sure it's going to look cool after adding some...
Forum: Aquascaping   08-09-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By VB SUP
Help wanted

I'm at the one month mark on my first real planted tank and it's a dry start too. Any ideas on other plants to add, I've maxed out my creativity. I'm sure it's going to look cool after adding some...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-09-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,341
Posted By VB SUP
Help wanted

I'm at the one month mark on my first real planted tank and it's a dry start too. Any ideas on other plants to add, I've maxed out my creativity. I'm sure it's going to look cool after adding some...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-08-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,341
Posted By VB SUP
Ken I bought the smallest, thinnest...

Ken

I bought the smallest, thinnest plexiglass Lowe's (maybe Home Depot) had, cut it into strips then contoured them with drill using a rotary sander attachment. They bent easily with the help of...
Forum: Aquascaping   08-08-2012, 03:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,955
Posted By VB SUP
Tonight I added plexiglass strips to keep the...

Tonight I added plexiglass strips to keep the flora from creeping into unwanted areas. With luck this will keep the roots of the DHG from spreading into the nile sand which represents a stream in my...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-08-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,341
Posted By VB SUP
One Month Update

It's good to be back home working on my tank. Tonight I added plexiglass strips to keep the flora from creeping into unwanted areas. With luck this will keep the roots of the DHG from spreading...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-05-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,341
Posted By VB SUP
I'm excited to report that after leaving my tank...

I'm excited to report that after leaving my tank unattended for so long that my plants are doing very well. The only preparations I made prior to leaving was adding about ½ inch of water in the...
Forum: Lighting   08-04-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,723
Posted By VB SUP
I have a tank mounted fixture which can't be...

I have a tank mounted fixture which can't be raised. I just returned from 2 weeks travel so in the next day to two I'll post updated pictures for comparison on my journal.
Forum: Equipment   07-30-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,042
Posted By VB SUP
What I understand is that a primary factors in...

What I understand is that a primary factors in selecting a needle valve (metering valve) is a low Flow Coefficient (Cv). Good valves have shoulders at the seat so that they do not stop the flow...
Forum: Equipment   07-30-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 906
Posted By VB SUP
More CO2 regulator questions

Before spending money on my last few parts I was hoping for just a little more advice.

Here are the main items for consideration prior to building my regulator:
I have an inline bubble...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-25-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,341
Posted By VB SUP
Arizona Nature Aquatics

While working in Tucson I found the the best “LFS”. I can't back up the best claim but it is easily far superior to what Virginia Beach has to offer. Anyone who’s been to Arizona Nature Aquatics...
Forum: Equipment   07-23-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By VB SUP
I started my journal 2 weeks ago. With luck...

I started my journal 2 weeks ago. With luck it'll contain useful information for others that are just starting out like myself.
Forum: Aquascaping   07-22-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,955
Posted By VB SUP
Thanks for the complement, Lowe's will cut...

Thanks for the complement,

Lowe's will cut the plastic for you for free. $2 for the plastic and about $3 for the silicone. Well worth it if I get the look I want.

I'll add it in the nest 2...
Forum: Equipment   07-22-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By VB SUP
Thanks for the help, here's the results.

Thanks for the input, I got so much more response than I expected. Feedback is much less in the Journal section it seems. $500 is a comfortable price for me to pay for a furniture grade plywood...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-22-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,341
Posted By VB SUP
Week 3 Update.

It's nice to finally have my tank on a stand and off the kitchen table.

Yesterday I drilled 2” holes for electrical, hoses, and ventilation. Adding furniture grommets will give it a finished...
Forum: Equipment   07-21-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By VB SUP
New tank stand

Yesterday I picked up my tank stand (18” x 25” x 31”) that a local cabinet maker built and finished for $500. This morning I realized something else about my stand. Holes ----- nonexistent holes. ...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-21-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,341
Posted By VB SUP
Finally, I have a stand!!!

Yesterday I picked up my tank stand. The finish matches the rest of my furniture nicely. One design consideration I added and doubt I'll use are the adjustable shelves. This morning I realized...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-20-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By VB SUP
How did the CO2 work out? I added DIY CO2 to my...

How did the CO2 work out? I added DIY CO2 to my DSM last week after researching home gardening blogs. Basically DSM is maintaining a terrarium it seems till you flood it, then it gets more...
Forum: Aquascaping   07-20-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,955
Posted By VB SUP
I have been looking for similar info too. Weeks...

I have been looking for similar info too. Weeks ago I came across a thread where the individual used clear plexiglass purchased at the Home Depot for the divider. In 2 weekends I'm going to install...
Forum: Lighting   07-20-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,723
Posted By VB SUP
I have the 18” Panorama Pro LED Fixture with 3...

I have the 18” Panorama Pro LED Fixture with 3 8000K White LED Modules on my 33 gallon Mr. Aqua. I'm doing a Dry Start with my tank and have little feedback other than the company has been great to...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-19-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,341
Posted By VB SUP
I should be able to pick up the stand NLT than...

I should be able to pick up the stand NLT than Friday. The guy does great work and for less than 500 bucks it's well worth it. Especially since a proper finish is as much work as building the piece.
Forum: Tank Journals   07-18-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,341
Posted By VB SUP
If you have a link to where I can find that part...

If you have a link to where I can find that part it would be great. I think it's going to be a better setup without the ASA valve. I read the info on regulator builds, lots of great info there but...
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